Serendipitous Connections

  I'm all grown up now, no kids to tow to rugby games or class performances , no parent-teacher lineups or other shared parental volunteer activities to set up friendships with other grown ups. It used to be easy to meet new folks - we were doing the same things at the same time, our kids…

Non-negotiables in relationships…

It's almost the end of February, and I have to say I'm glad - I've been participating in NaBloPoMo on the theme of love and relationships and my friends, reading the posts, call me to ask if I'm okay, check in about my mood, etc. I think they think I am heartbroken - but I'm…

How Internet Porn Helped Me Land a Literary Agent

How Internet Porn Helped Me Land a Literary Agent. Great article! Well worth a read. Now I'm off to do something naughty on my computer, too...

Oh Holy Night

It's half past midnight on Christmas Eve, and I am awash in contentment, despite the somewhat sinister flowing scent of cooking fish in the apartment. My boys are here with me, and one boy's sweet girlfriend, and we've just had the screamingly funniest night watching a horrendously awful rendition of the Jungle Book at the…

Dear Dad….

I don't have many photos of my dad. He was always the one behind the camera, capturing out smiles and foolishness and big events and small ones. But I can see him in my mind's eye, alas, all that I have left, since he's been gone  25 years now and for some reason it still…

My Land! as my mother would say. Suddenly all is explained….

Witzelsucht From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Witzelsucht, from the German witzeln, meaning to joke or wisecrack, and sucht meaning addiction or yearning, is a set of rare neurological symptoms characterized by the patient's uncontrollable tendency to make puns, tell inappropriate jokes and pointless or irrelevant stories at inconvenient moments. The patient nevertheless finds these utterances intensely amusing. It is…